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Agaves: Cheers to spirits in the garden

May 4, 2023

Bring mezcal to life; grow agaves in the garden! Agave is generally tolerant of Florida's climate with its succulent leaves showcasing different shades of greens and blues. The shape of the plant generates interest, and it makes a great statement ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agave, Alcotourism, Celebrate, Celebration, Cflandscapes, Cheers, Cinco De Mayo, Cool Plants, Culture, Enews, Ethnobotany, Farm To Table, FFL, Florida, Florida Native, Garden, Hospitality, Hwooten, Landscape, Local, Local Ag, Local Food, Mexico, Mezcal, Native, Natives, Ornamental, Plants, Tequila, Urban Ag
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Científico de UF/IFAS trabaja en la identificación y control de una plaga que ataca al frijol, guisante y otras legumbres cultivadas en Florida y a nivel internacional

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April 21, 2023

https://youtu.be/2mOI86ta9KE Los trips de las flores del frijol, conocidos por su nombre científico Megalurothrips usitatus, atacan las leguminosas como los frijoles y los guisantes. En algunos casos, puede acabar con todo un campo de cultivo. En ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Arveja, Colombia, Control, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ejote, El Salvador, Entomologia, Español, FDACS, Florida, Frijol, Guatemala, Guisante, Honduras, Hugh Smith, ICTA, Insecticida, Insecto, Legumbres, Leguminosas, Megalurothrips Usitatus, Mexico, Nicaragua, Plaga, Spanish, Thrips, Trips, UF-IFAS

Chasing the Worm, Identifying the Species–Mezcal Science

April 10, 2023

Did you know that nobody knew what kind of worm was in mezcal? Recently, UF entomologists chased the worm all the way to the agave farms making mezcal in Mexico. Mezcal is a growing industry, and while it has been consumed for hundreds of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agave, Bug, Caterpillar, Cflandscapes, Cinco De Mayo, Cool, Discovery, Enews, Entomology, Ethnobotany, Farm, Farmer, Hwooten, Id, Identification, Insect, Interesting, Landscape, Larvaw, Liquor, Mexico, Mezcal, Natural History, Ocextension, Ornamental, Pest, Salud, Science

UF Researcher to Study Migration Trends, Health of Emerging Farm Workers

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September 4, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As the University of Florida IFAS Extension director for Hendry County, Gene McAvoy has seen firsthand a sea change in the types of workers now coming to the United States to work on farms. “It used to be 95 percent ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Haitian, Mexican, Mexico, Migrant Workers, News, Southeastern Coastal Center For Agricultural Health And Safety, UF-IFAS

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